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Future Apple Watch Model Features Body Temperature & Blood Glucose Sensors

Published Tue, Jun 15 2021 17:14 pm
by The Silicon Trend

 

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Apple Inc. is working on novel Apple Watch models that could feature an enhanced screen & updated ultra-wideband support. More substantial enhancements like blood glucose & temperature monitoring will appear in later series. The Cupertino is planning to refresh the line-up this year with a series likely dubbed the Apple Watch Series 7, adding a swift processor, enhanced wireless connectivity & an updated screen.

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The firm had previously targeted to put a body temperature sensor in this year's series but is more likely to include in next year's update. The glucose sensor, which would aid diabetics in monitoring their blood sugar levels, is expected to be done for commercial launch for several more years. Apple has tested slimmer display borders & a novel lamination technique for this year's series that brings the display closer to the front cover. The model will have the same underlying tech in the Apple AirTag item finder. 

 

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At its developer conference, tech giant previewed the forthcoming watchOS 8 software update that will allow the device to unlock hotel rooms & doors. The extreme sports model, mentioned by some inside the firm as either an adventure or explorer edition, was in development for launch early this year, but it's now more likely to release next year. This novel model will help Apple compete with rugged offerings from Casio Computer Co. & Garmin Ltd.

Measuring body temperature became a vital part of Covid-19 detection, prompting a demand surge for gadgets like Withings Thermo. Apple targets a non-invasive solution that can test blood via skin without the need to prick the finger to draw blood. Apple Watch has grown into a vital part of the firm's product portfolio. Along with iPhone & iPad, it fills out the firm's hardware ecosystem & aided Apple's wearables, home & accessories category, generating more than $30B last fiscal year.

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